Policy KD Public Information and Communications

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Public Information and Communications

Because the schools are an important aspect of this community and because the residents of the district are interested in the programs and activities of the schools, the Board shall strive to:

  1. Keep the public informed about the policies, administrative operations, objectives and educational programs of the schools.
  1. Provide the means for furnishing full and accurate information, favorable and unfavorable, together with interpretation and explanation of school plans and programs.

In meeting these goals, the Board shall place great importance upon the roles of the staff and administrators as communicator and interpreter of the school program to parents/guardians and the general public. Further, it recognizes that there are times when direct communication between school officials and the community is necessary. At such times, the Board shall encourage and provide these opportunities.

The superintendent shall develop procedures and techniques for ensuring a continuous and free-flowing line of communication between the staff and the district’s residents.

Adopted: September 23, 2014

LEGAL REFS.: C.R.S. 22-2-117 (2) (waivers from State Board of Education; public notice required)

C.R.S. 22-11-101 et seq. (Education Accountability Act of 2009)

C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (2)(b) (safe school reporting requirements)

C.R.S. 22-35-104 (1)(b) (notification regarding concurrent enrollment options)

C.R.S. 22-44-301 et seq. (Public School Financial Transparency Act)

1 CCR 301-1, Rules 2202-R-1.01 et seq. (applicable regulations)

CROSS REFS.: BE and subcodes, School Board Meetings

BG, School Board Policy Process

DAB*, Financial Administration

Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado